Power / Electric Aircraft Movements Log.


a. All aircraft movements involving flight away from the airfield must be logged in the Power Aircraft Movements Log, located in the club reception area.  Pilots must complete this log with details of the proposed flight before leaving the airfield.  On return, pilots must complete the log as ‘back safely’. Failure to do so will result in ‘overdue action’ being taken.

b. Pilots not intending to return to the airfield should note this fact together with their intended destination and diversions on the movements log.  It is the pilots responsibility to make arrangements with their destination or otherwise, so that any non-arrival will be realised.

c. We encourage members to log their Flarm ID with the office as an ‘Angel on your shoulder’ if overdue action is required.

d. If pilots are self authorising a launch they need to operate a ‘Buddy System’ … ie make sure someone else is aware of your safe landing ETA. The Buddy will inform a Duty Instructor or the CFI in the event of being overdue. Failure to do so will result in overdue action being taken.    

Flying Operational Matters.


a. Motor gliders should not, as far as is possible, be taxied across glider launching cables.  The taxi route to and from runway 09 should always pass behind the established launch point. The taxi route to runway 27 should always cross immediately in front of the established launch point. This may involve taxiing over up to four already laid glider-launching cables. If this is the case, it is essential that the intention to make such a crossing is announced and that full co-operation and help is sought from duty launch personnel.

b. Under no circumstances may a take off run or climb out, or a landing, approach or ground run, cross the winch cable run.

c. If in the course of training it is intended to carry out a ‘roller landing’ or ‘go around’, the greatest care is needed. A radio call on finals, stating the intention, is a necessary part of this process but must not be regarded as a replacement for ‘Good Airmanship’.

d. Except for flights involving the teaching of glider techniques, and emergency landings, it is expected that all circuits will be conducted in accordance with the agreed local motor glider circuit pattern.

e. The agreed local motor glider circuit pattern is as follows:

A downwind leg, level at 800ft agl, on the south side of the field, approximately overhead the north shore of Welford reservoir, followed by a descending standard base leg to a final turn at approximately 500ft agl.

f. All pilots of motor gliders (TMG and SLMG) and including those of Self Sustaining Gliders are required to know the local ‘Noise Abatement’ rules and to conform with them – see Noise Abatement Procedures APPENDIX B.


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